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Sometimes I, like you, feel that I do not do enough. There is so much work to be done towards justice. And here I am just a little person. To the world I may look like I do not have much to give. BUT I am somebody, I am an energy. I notice that many people write in World Pulse about their passions. So many want to make a difference and yet feel they cannot make a big difference due to circumstances, money or whatever. So, I have made a committment that I will make my little difference by commenting on at least 5 people's hard written journal entries per week. That way perhaps someone feels good that someone commented about how they feel. I do a lot in my own way. But this is a new committment I make to WP.

Thank you.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together)

Wendy Stebbins

My LOSI name in Africa is Lilato which means love, given to me by a school.


My Italian mother used to say "Talk is cheap". In other words actions speak louder than words. I see so many well meaning people philosophosizing about change. But for a little person like me it is better for me to keep quiet and do some actions. For example, I found through watching over and over embedded with street orphans and vulnerable children in Africa that they cannot study at night because there are no lamps. If on a rare occasion they borrow a candle and can find a match;, often they fall asleep and the hut burns down. So, I found at Ikea, study solar lamps for third world country. For each one I bought they donated one tanother 3rd world country person. The batter the orphan puts in the sun during the day, a safe spot where it won't get stolen. At night he pops it back in his lamp and it lights his book for 4 hours.

This may not solve the whole problem of education, but it is one important step in the right direction that I feel good about.

Wendy Stebbins

Wendy Stebbins
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

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Thank you for your voice!


I love this commitment, and am grateful for you. You will be an echo to each voice that is here.

It only takes a drop of water to effect the entire pond.

Let us Hope together-
aka: Cali gal


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Hi Michelle,

Thank you. I love that "a drop of water can affect the entire pond". That is so true. While I am so in awe that everyone at WP has a large goal to accomplish, I am so very aware that it is the little littlest of things that really matter and that build to our greatness. Here is America, for example, people are so busy texting they have not developed the muscle that makes your eyes connect with another person's eyes that says "I notice you exist"., My commitment for the rest of my life is that I will look people in the eye, smile and say Hello, no matter how I personally feel. I have huge goals too, and have made many big dreams come true. But the longer I live and the more I do, the more I know it is the little things that matter and that build the bigger plans.

Have a nice day, Michelle.

Wendy Stebbins
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

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